“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
We all want someone to appreciate and understand what we are going through. When we struggle with hard times, we want someone can relate to us. In this passage in Hebrews, the writer is reminding us that Jesus understands. When he lived on this Earth, he was tempted and tried. He was mocked and ridiculed. He was hurt by those he considered his friends. He felt sorrow and grief. He knows what we are going through. Even better, because of the work He did on the cross to be the sacrifice to pay for our sins, we can come to him in confidence that we can receive grace and mercy. We also can go to him with our needs, with our hurts and know that he will listen and he will care. What do you need to take to Him today? Do so and know that He loves you and knows what you’re going through.